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27 October 2014

Stories from 27 October 2014

Russian and Ukrainian Musicians Caught Between Conflict, Bitter Rhetoric and Bans

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict unfolds, political borders turn into cultural borders, and artists on both sides suffer the consequences.

Off-Field Drama in West Indies Cricket Strike Heats Up Online Discussion

The West Indies' 2014 tour to India has been cancelled, thanks to a players' strike. Could this be the beginning of the end of West Indies cricket?

Japan’s Cabinet Members Are ‘Falling Like Dominoes’ to Corruption Scandals

The month of October has seen a tidal wave of allegations against members of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet. Has Abe lost control of the narrative?

Get to Know Global Voices’ Managing Editor Sahar Habib Ghazi

"Whenever someone asks me what Global Voices is like, I say it is the kindest place in the world." A crowsourced interview of managing editor Sahar, curated by Juan Arellano.

Russia Step Ups Censorship of ISIS Social Media Content

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The move to forbid ISIS’s media content joins a trend of growing Internet surveillance and censorship in Russia, but the feasibility of weakening ISIS by targeting social media is questionable.

Photo Exhibition Highlights Racism Against Lebanese of African and Asian Heritage

Lebanon has about 250,000 migrant domestic workers, primarily women from the Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Madagascar and several West African nations.

‘Hunger Games’ Salute Gives Hope to Democracy Activists in Thailand

Attendees at a cremation of a former public official made a three-finger salute which was last used by activists denouncing the coup and loss of democracy in Thailand.

The October Sky Above Colombia Is Full of Migrating Birds

The birds, which are migrating south for the winter, are blowing up social media in Colombia as users document the yearly migration.

Uruguayans Will Elect Their President in a Runoff